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Laser-diode array collimation for scene illumination purposes
Author(s): Andre Parent; Kevin J. Snell; Ghislain Lafrance; P. Grenier; Simon Thibault; Pierre Galarneau
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Paper Abstract

During the last five years, INO has conducted a program to develop high performance diode laser illuminator for ATV (active TV) system. Illuminator made using INO proprietary collimating method, which uses GRIN (mu) -lenses for the fast axis and plano-convex (mu) -lenses for the slow axis, were found to provide uniform and tightly collimated beam, diffraction-limited for the fast axis. Such collimated laser diode arrays were proven to efficiently illuminate non- cooperative scene at 1 km with only 6 W of average power.

Paper Details

Date Published: 13 May 1998
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 3267, Laser Resonators, (13 May 1998); doi: 10.1117/12.308128
Show Author Affiliations
Andre Parent, National Optics Institute (Canada)
Kevin J. Snell, National Optics Institute (United States)
Ghislain Lafrance, National Optics Institute (Canada)
P. Grenier, National Optics Institute (Canada)
Simon Thibault, National Optics Institute (Canada)
Pierre Galarneau, National Optics Institute (Canada)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3267:
Laser Resonators
Alexis V. Kudryashov; Pierre Galarneau, Editor(s)

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